All in all I thought this was a very well written book The two eads had wonderful chemistry their voices were consistent and the mystery of the narrator s mother felt ike a Sinner's Heart living thing It did start to feel as though the secrecy and obfuscation maintained by the chateau s inhabitants went on far tooong however I found myself groaning a
TIME OR TWO WHEN YET ANOTHER UESTION WAS DEFLECTEDor two when yet another uestion was deflected simply went unaskedThe mystery s ultimate reveal was well constructed and did come as a surprise though the purported reason for all the secrecy never was explained to My Satisfaction I Would satisfaction I would iked to have heard about Ren e s experiences at school too It was touched upon but it felt as though there was a ot of untapped emotion waiting to be explored Even so angst was in no short supply and it added some Spirit of the Wolf layers to the story without ever feeling maudlinMystery aside this novel was first and foremost a romance And the romance worked The groundwork wasaid the tension built and built the connection felt earned and some of the passages managed to be entirely swoon worthy I m an unashamed romance addict constantly chasing my fix and this book provided exactly what I needed Now it s back to my dealer before I get the shakes Thank God never closes I really enjoyed A Vineyard Christmas listening to this romancemystery I have never read anything by this author but I am glad a took a chance on this novelMain characters areovable and fun Plot keeps you interested and in suspense which makes you desperate to finishI thought I had figured it out but the twist had me thrownNow I am off to fill my Een Bijzondere Vorm Van Osteosclerose library with books by this authorCorrection I have read one book by this author but it was written with her wife Catastrophically cheesy The audiobook narration was pretty good though 3 stars Nothing much to say it s basically a self insert fluff piece forovers of all things French Unknown dead relative who eaves you vast fortunes and a house in France check Insta ove with a gorgeous sexy funny and talented French woman check Eiffel tower check Yea it s a self insert fantasy written decently but in first person There s a touch of mystery which kept my interest and the inner musings are well written but otherwise everything s just too convenient and manufactured The book seems to be specifically targeted at people who feel onely the main character is completely alone in the world with no attachments so moving countries and continents is a desperate attempt to find some connection It s a setup that works because there s room for ots of growth I just wish it wasn t so overly simplified and basically solved via insta Hot Shot (North Ridge Book 3) love soul mates kinda theme Overall a good read if all you want is someight escapism Very interesting storyline The doctor was a very confused and seemingly depressed woman while Ms Chanda appeared to be a very complexed woman and Effie was very mysterious All three made for a very dramatic story that captured this readers attention and held it from beginning to ending The suspense Math Basics 6 leading up to the sex scene was brilliant and was worth waiting for and being teased with all throughout the book Over a very good book Thanks for writing it Looking forward to reading from you Absolutely fell inove with the characters I could feel the passion and heat between the Two women Absolutely well written My second book by this authorI Voyage to the Underworld (Star Wars Missions, ll start off by noting that I d give this one 35 if I could I think Then move on to note that this had a rather fantasyike feel to it Without actually having fantasy elements And by that I mean many thingsFor one example right at the beginning of the book a The First Ghost lonely woman heads to France She has a vague idea slip through her mind that now that things are the way they are she might actually find a French woman to play with wording better than I m putting it But she thinks that that would be unlikely that theikely outcome of her going to France would be her iving in the country ike a hermit sealed up in her place by distance and Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits!: 4 Keys to Unlock Your Business Potential lack ofanguage skills Since she only knows EnglishYou know what ha. Would you have the courage to restart your ife and give ove a chance in a completely different country Vida Toujours has struggled all of her Humanism life working hard for everything she's ever earned using her all consuming job as a Chicago doctor to numb herself against the emptiness she carries inside Overprotective of her heart Vida pushes people away and despite heroneliness she's made of art of remaining detached and disconnected Then she receives an unexpected etter from France An aunt that. .
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see if any of that can be brought into the actual reviewif any of that can be brought into the actual review right the sweetie That annoyed the hell out of me how Ren e kept using that word over and over again Brand new person you meet naturally you call her sweetie Sweetie is used 29 times in this book I despised it the very first second I saw it tremble out of Ren e s ips That s something you say to a dog Or a small child Or an elderly person whose mind has gone Or grudgingly I say this to a sweetheart Vida is none of these things to Ren e at first usage of the word The time Effie uses the word sarcastically towards Ren e was good And somewhere along the way Ren e and Vida became vaguely sweetheart ike to each other so during that period to each other so during that period sweetie was slightly ess annoyingLet s see anguage I ve mostly already noted this part Vida meet 4 people by the 74% mark and about 7 people total in the book Taxi driver didn t really know English Ren e spoke English and French Effie EnglishFrench caf person Vida talked to person in French Sister Wendy transferred in is not from France they spoke English inn worker barely knew English taxi driver barely spoke to each other and if I recall correctly in French So go to France meet barely seven peopleOh Heh At 68% I had written as a status update I m oddly uite happy at the moment For an odd reason Vida finally cleaned herself I thought she might have tossed hygiene when she eft her medical career There were many occasions wherein she is described as changing her clothing Waking up in the morning putting on clothing going to do stuff outdoors Arriving in her room Changing her clothing Etc But she finally actually took a shower See odd happy Well that s the sum total of what I got from the book Wasn t bad Just a Wanton Nights little thin And easy Seriously waking up and finding theove of your While My Soldier Serves life just there bending over you Shesh Very well written story It kept me guessing all the time what might happen next I will read of Natalie Vivien s books for sure Brilliant Beautifully written story of secrets so many secrets that will break your heart Ioved the characters They and the plot were well developed and intriguing Never saw the ending coming but I did so want Vida to go to the ends of the earth to find Renee A very good read I heartily and enthusiastically recommend this book Thank you Peace Chicago doctor Vida Toujours has always worked hard for everything she has and has achieved She is an all work and no play woman She has a habit of pushing people
away when they become too close preferring towhen they become too close preferring to aloof and detached But in the process she is onely When Vida receives a etter from France right out of the blue she has no idea that her ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe life is about to change forever Vida s aunt an aunt she never knew existed has died She seft Vida her chateau in the countryside in France and a sizeable fortune Vida is delighted She resigns from her post at the hospital and flies out to France immediately Vida arrives at her chateau and it s there she meets the beautiful and alluring Ren e Chanson Vida is enchanted and smitten with Ren e But she s unprepared for the all consuming mystery surrounding her family Deep dark secrets begin to emerge Will Vida open her heart and mind to The Fiend Next Door love and trust Ren e Or will she do what her mother did decades before and run awayeaving the ove of her ife behind I ve read several of Natalie Vivien s books and find her books well written and edited and her storytelling pleasant and consistent I ve enjoyed all the stories I ve read so far This book is a romance with a mysterious theme running through it although not a mystery book The three main characters are multidimensional and easy to get to know Although the story is primarily about Vida and the family she never knew Ren e is her romantic interest and Effie a housekeeper of sorts adds a பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் lot to the story The book is a fast paced page turner right the way through Not tooong so I was able to finish it in one sitting I m The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 looking forward to reading from Natalie Vivien soon. Family's past would atast unfold Can Vida A Meditation on Murder learn to trust and open her stubborn heart to the possibility of a French romance Or will she make the same mistakes her mother made andet the ove of her ife run away from her Travis leaving her to nurse a permanent broken heart FRENCH LESSONS is a poignant passionate novel about coming to terms with the past andearning to ove; a tender romance to curl up with It is approximately 64000 words ong providing many hours or a few days of romantic reading. ,
Ppens The first person she meets is a taxi driver Right at the international airport He either pretends or actually does not know English Has to actually resort to drawing to convey that the villa she s going to is a great distance away I mention that part to note that hey maybe she isn t wrong about the anguage barrier She sees no one at the villa Lets herself in falls asleep in a bed she finds Vida the main character wakes up or is awoken I forget now if she woke up naturally or not Well she wakes up and the fantasy element begins Standing over her The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? leaning over poking her is a woman speaking English A gorgeous woman Vida is about 50% aroused and 50% what the fuck is going on Apparently Vida fell asleep in that woman s bed So not only did she not have to go out of her way to find a hot young thing to chase their connection begins with Vida having already gained access to and have actually slept in the other s bed Hmm That sounded different in my mind but doesn took the same on the screen No matterSo to back up Vida was raised by a French woman who had fled from France to Chicago Had to work many jobs at the same time to raise her baby She had fled France while pregnant so Vida was born in the USA She s so closed off from her past the mother I mean that she won t even et Vida earn French Forces her to earn Spanish instead Well miraculously Vida gets a scholarship that would pay for school and medical school So even though it isn t really of interest to her she does that Goal being to support her MOTHER MOTHER THOUGH DIES SHORTLY AFTER Mother though dies shortly after got the medical degree Time passes Out of the blue a message arrives from a French awyer Some unknown aunt has died and Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet left a villa and vast amounts of money to Vida Vida naturally immediately uits her job and flies to France to attend the aunt s funeral Once in France Vida meets a taxi driver who doesn t speak English a gorgeous young woman of roughly 33 who does speak English and is named Ren e French born but spent part of her childhood in England a woman of roughly 58 who also speaks English Effie she was taught by Ren e Toss in someone in a caf who Vida speaks French to and by the 74% mark that s the sum total of everyone Vida had meet and talked to in France She went straight from the airport to the country villa There s a specific reason why she s sticking close to the villa her mother apparently was raised there foundove there fled from there it s both a connection to her dead mother and a chance to investigate her own and her mother s past This is what she does throughout the book Walking around seeing a tree that have her mother s initials on them and investigating a church her mother went to and 10 PRINT CHR$(205.5+RND(1)); : GOTO 10 (Software Studies) later investigating the school her mother attended whereupon she again meets people speaking English well one Sister Wendy Sister Wendy had just transferred along with another Sister to the school a year ago Possibly from Ireland This is why both know English So she s in France sheearns French but she barely scratches the surface of the country The story is about her explorations of the past and findingpursuing romance rather than a vacationtraveltrip to a foreign ocal A mystery is unraveled a romance is pursued betrayal occurs And the book ends on a clich Which
the main character actually mentioned ong before that she should just turn her adventure into a book and havemain character actually mentioned Your Everyday Art World long before that she should just turn her adventure into a book and have end in a clich in ParisIt was an interesting book Even though I knew how theittle tricks and hidden things before they occurred Hmms I m trying to word this a certain way but can t think of a way that isn t incorrect andor reveals too much The hints were a Why Photography Matters little heavy about whom and what was going on So I knew who and what for the most part I didn t specifically know how everything would unravel The point I was attempting to make though is that even though I knew certain things from the evidenceeft in the book that didn t help me when the book went into ending mode I m not wording this correctly so I Doreen Valiente Witch ll just say that everything kind of fell apart near the end To a cert. Vida never knew she had has died willing Vida a chateau in the French countryside What feelsike an impossible dream is now Vida's reality she's an heiress and the Duty Free Murder lastiving member of a family Asperger - Leben in zwei Welten : Betroffene berichten: das hilft mir in Beruf, Partnerschaft Alltag legacy steeped in secrets When Vida arrives at the chateau there are surprises in store for her She could never have predicted the effect that Renee Chanson the fiery and captivating woman she meets at the chateau would have upon her And she could never have imagined how the decades old mystery of her.